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Salo Landau vs Efim Bogoljubov
"Salo Flight" (game of the day Jan-17-2020)
Scheveningen (1933), Scheveningen NED, rd 4, Jul-29
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Reshevsky Variation (E46)  ·  0-1



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Jan-17-20  kungfufighter888: the poor white king !!!!!!!!!
Jan-17-20  offramp: If you are attacked you have two options: sail or flight. Hence the pun.
Jan-17-20  Infohunter: <offramp: If you are attacked you have two options: sail or flight. Hence the pun.>

The first thing I thought was "solo flight".

Jan-17-20  offramp: < Infohunter: <offramp: If you are attacked you have two options: sail or flight. Hence the pun.>

The first thing I thought was "solo flight".>
And now I think you could be right.

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  HeMateMe: Beer!
Jan-17-20  goodevans: Obviously the pun refers to white's K fleeing black's attack but it could equally apply to Landau's personal experiences during two World Wars.

As for the game, white saw the danger that <14...Nf5> would pose to his e-pawn and chose to defend this with <14.Ng1> (to facilitate 15.Bxc4).

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That idea failed to a simple zwischenzug (15...Nxg3) but the retreat was completely unnecessary anyway as <...Kf2> defends perfectly adequately on either this move or the next. Better still, why not prevent 14...Nf5 completely with <14.e4>?

From that point onwards white's game deteriorated quite rapidly. Not one of Landau's better performances but hopefully one of those will make GOTD one day.

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  playground player: "when I win with White, it's because I'm White. But when I win with Black, it's because I'm Bogoljubov."
Jan-17-20  morfishine: <offramp> Actually the game title refers to the blue light special "sale on flights"

and White didn't buy one

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  Phony Benoni: OK, let me make this clear. The pun was supposed to refer to "Solo Flight; specifically the flight of White's king."

Not very imaginative, but it's the sort of game that seems to appeal to me: spectacular and humorous, if not especially meritorious.

Jan-18-20  Infohunter: <Phony Benoni: OK, let me make this clear. The pun was supposed to refer to "Solo Flight; specifically the flight of White's king.">

Glad to see I got it right.

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